Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Replacement’

When Should an AC Be Replaced or Repaired?

Monday, June 15th, 2020

To repair or replace, that is the question! This could be one of the hardest parts about owning an air conditioner that’s getting on in years. When that AC starts causing problems, our first inclination is to call for repairs and have the problem fixed—but sometimes that’s not the best decision to make.

Let’s face it, air conditioners don’t last forever, and the longer a homeowner goes ignoring that advice, the longer they’ll be paying too much money for the operation of an ancient system. AC repair in the Bronx, NY doesn’t always cut it, and for the systems that are on their last legs, AC replacement can be the service to set it straight.

We’re going to talk about AC replacement and how that can often save homeowners more money than they’re willing to admit.

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Call Air Conditioning Repair Services Before Summer Starts

Monday, May 7th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairAir conditioners need to function all day every day during the summer, and with temperatures in the area on the rise, homeowners would be well-advised to ensure that their system is ready to go. If problems exist in a given air conditioning systems – either left from last summer or forming over the winter – now is the best time to identify them and take care of them by calling in a repair service.

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Installing a Ductless Air Conditioning System

Monday, April 9th, 2018

ductless-air-conditioningSummer weather will be here soon, and households that have struggled with staying cool and comfortable may want to consider a replacement. And if centralized air conditioning has been an issue–either because the home was built before the advent of ducts or because some architectural quirk prevents ducts from being installed–you might want to consider the advantages of a ductless air conditioning system. Installing one now could be the best decision you ever make.

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How to Decide Whether to Repair a Faulty AC or Replace It

Monday, August 28th, 2017

air-conditioning-repair-replacementAir conditioners tend to break down during the late summer more than any other season year, especially older units which may finally fail after months of keeping a home cool and comfortable. We receive a large number of AC repair calls during this time of year, especially in homes with older air conditioners. And breakdowns late in the season force the homeowner to make a significant decision: repair the damage now and keep the old system running, or replace it with a new system entirely?

Only the individual can make that call. Every home is different, and so too are the specific needs of the air conditioner. There are, however, two factors that can make the decision easier: the state of the warranty and the extent of the costs involved.

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Beware of Short Cycling Air Conditioners

Monday, July 31st, 2017

short-cycling-air-conditioningWhen air conditioners run into trouble this time of year, homeowners pay attention. A faulty air conditioner can turn the average home into a hot house very quickly during a heat wave, which can pose a health risk to sensitive family members as well as reducing comfort levels to nil. The sooner one can recognize the signs of a problem, the better. And while only a professional technician should attempt to repair a faulty air conditioner, prudent homeowners can learn to watch for early signifiers indicating something is wrong.

Among the subtler indications of a problem is short cycling, when an air conditioner runs for just a short time and turns off, only to turn on again a few minutes later. It doesn’t sound like much, but in fact, it usually signals a significant problem. If it’s not dealt with effectively, it could spell big trouble for the system itself.

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New Air Conditioners Must Be Sized Properly

Monday, June 19th, 2017

air-conditioning-sizingHomeowners with older air conditioners on their last legs would be well-advised to install a new one before the summer heat arrives. With the official start of summer just a few days away, many homeowners are choosing to replace their outdated systems now, in order to better enjoy the benefits when the high temperatures really hit.

Once the decision is made to replace an older air conditioner, the question becomes what type of new system should be installed. That entails a number of questions to be answered, but the first one on any homeowner’s list should be the power output level of the new system.

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3 Signs That an Old Air Conditioner Needs Replacing

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

air-conditioning-repairSpring has arrived, and summer will be along before too much longer. Households with older air conditioners would be well-advised to give theirs a close look and determine if it can reliably last through another summer. If it can, great. If not, then now is the right time to install a replacement air conditioner. Doing so lets you take advantage of improved efficiency and other benefits provided by a new system. But what signs indicate that a replacement may be necessary?

Three general symptoms merit mentioning. In and of themselves, they might not constitute a need for a replacement, but if two or more of them combine in a single unit, prudent homeowners will consider it grounds for installing a new system. These signs are as follows:

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The 3 Most Important Traits in a New Air Conditioner

Monday, March 27th, 2017

The decision to install a new air conditioning system entails a great deal of preparation and forethought. Now is the best time of the year to make proper plans. The weather is not yet warm enough to demand regular use of an air conditioner, giving homeowners time to discuss their options with a trained HVAC technician and plan for the installation with maximum flexibility in mind. That way, the new system can be up and running before the first heat wave hits, ensuring that the homeowner gets the maximum benefit from the replacement all summer long.

When considering which new system to install, three basic traits need to be settled upon. They will allow the new system to function effectively and provide the maximum benefit for the home in question.

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